Merry Christmas

…it is good to give and it should feel good to receive…

Stop nodding

It is extremely difficult to explain certain things to the people who really are not trained.

Together we can do it better

Do you know where TARA community centre is? We think you should find out as it becomes a bit more important now once you own a bike…

The apple does not fall far from the tree

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Donít wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama It sometimes occurs to us suddenly that […]

‘…I want to ride my bicycle…’

The average family earning minimum wage spends 141 percent of their income struggling to meet basic needs – food, shelter, clothing.† Sherrod Brown We met Labbonti today. He was a bit late but he said that he has had a busy night last night. We patiently listened to his story. He lived in Wales in […]

Old friends new things

…there is no such a thing like free… Local phrase We have had a busy time at The Bikes College in the last few weeks. We had a few interesting conversations that can lead to more good things- keep your eyes peeled so you can be upto date. Some new faces appeared in our workshop; […]

New friends keep us busy

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus So many people responded to our correspondence; so many people are willing to give up their time to meet and talk to us; so many people are […]

It is fine not to know

Common sense is not so common. Voltaire It gets extremely difficult to impose imagination and aspiration onto people. It is arduous to emphasise the importance of remaining imaginative while maintaining a helpful and cooperative approach. The teaching is a long process and it takes a lot of patience. It also consumes your time and energy […]

Be a bigger one

Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves… Emily Giffin This world is a strange place- as a pack animals we simply lost the skill of gathering and resolving issues using the†advantage of numbers. We turn to solitarity in whatever we do these days- for reason unknown we are unable […]

You are a tool too

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day. Charles R. Swindoll It slowly got to the point when we are doing much more than we ever wanted. We not only fix, repair, swap, replace and give bikes. We also get everyone together and†get things done. […]